Monday, March 20, 2017

Who will be crowned best college football player in 2017?

It’s been a little more than 15 weeks since Louisville’s Lamar Jackson took home college football’s most notorious individual prize – the Heisman Trophy. While we are still over five months away from meaningful football, prognosticators, experts, and especially odds makers, are at work attempting to narrow the infinite field of superb collegiate stars. Who will be the next to earn the hardware, joining a brotherhood that started with Chicago’s Jay Berwanger and continued this past year with Jackson?

It could be anybody putting on the pads on Saturday’s this coming Autumn. Was Jackson on the radar at this point in 2016? Absolutely not. Few had heard of the Cardinals QB that started eight times and threw 12 TDs and 8 INTs as a freshman in 2015. Following his early season performance as a sophomore in 2017, his name exploded, culminating in a trip to Times Square this past December. Of course, sometimes it is easy. The ultimate winners in 2014 (Oregon QB Marcus Mariota) and 2015 (Alabama RB Derrick Henry) were among the early favorites in their respective seasons.

Who are the options in 2017 that we could see rise to the pinnacle of the sport? The top picks from a variety of web articles include, in no particular order, Florida State QB Deondre FrancoisPenn State RB Saquon Barkley, Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield (who may have issues with voters that include the Heisman mantra “excellence with integrity” after his recent arrest), reigning winner Jackson, USC QB Sam Darnold, Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett, Washington QB Jake Browning, and the Alabama duo of RB Bo Scarborough and QB Jalen Hurts also make the shortlist.

Should Jackson win the Trophy in back-to-back campaigns, he’d be just the second player to do so, joining former Ohio State RB Archie Griffin, who won the award following the 1974 and 1975 seasons. Odds for the 2017 season have the defending champ as a favorite. However, with the Heisman being awarded 81 times to 80 different football stars, those odds aren’t in his favor.

-- Joe Mays, Host of The Bulldog Hour


The Joe Mays & J-Raff Show: Episode 227 - Penn State's Grand Weekend and 2017 MLB Preview

Joe and Justin are joined by their friend Brent to preview the 2017 Phillies season. Prior to that talk, Joe and Justin recap what was an amazing weekend in Penn State athletics, featuring the men's ice hockey and wrestling squads. They also go over their Tournament Challenge and Movie Madness brackets.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

The Joe Mays & J-Raff Show: Episode 226 - Selection Sunday 2017 with Adam Filer

College Basketball Analyst Adam Filer joins Joe and Justin to discuss the 68 team field for the 2017 NCAA Men's Division 1 Basketball Tournament! Join the show's Tournament Challenge game at http://games.espn.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2017/en/group?groupID=38082. The password is psu2017. Winner earns a t-shirt and option to appear on an episode of the show!

The guys also talk about their own Movie Madness event, where the field was narrowed from 64 to 32. Vote in Round 2 and help the guys get to the Sweet 16 at https://goo.gl/forms/3yykDJWJm74r1BUb2!

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Monday, March 6, 2017

The Joe Mays & J-Raff Show: Episode 225 - Movie Madness 2017

Joe and Justin take a break from the sports world on Episode 225 with the debut of their first ever pop culture bracket challenge! The hosts and their wives, sisters, and dads all submitted lists of their favorite movies and 68 were selected for MOVIE MADNESS 2017! Following the play-in voting contest held on Facebook on Saturday 3/4, the field was narrowed to 64 and 1st Round voting began... and continues through Saturday 3/11! Let your voice be heard by casting your 32 votes at https://goo.gl/forms/X5ni6Efz3tiw5PIB2!

#1 Seeds are Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park, Father of the Bride, and The Adventures of Robin Hood followed by #2 seeds Inception, Steel Magnolias, The Silence of the Lambs, and Hoosiers! See the rest by voting at the link above!

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Nat Chats with Dad, Episode 2 - More Ponies and the "Cupcake" Game

Episode 2 sees us revisit the blind bag ponies, while opening 6 from the apple background series. Natalie also talks about her favorite board game, the Disney Princess Enchanted Cupcake Party Game. Find out who her favorite princess and cupcake is!

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Joe Mays & J-Raff Show: Episode 224 - "Best of" Series: Random Top 5s

The "Best of" Series has been a Show staple for the last 6 years. The guys put a different spin on it for Episode 224, randomly asking each other to pick their top 5 for a variety of topics. Among them are All-Time NBA players and College Football teams you'd root for if Penn State didn't exist. The listeners were quite active and had Joe and Justin going over Berks County football, All-Time Super Bowls, as well as Best Ever 3rd Basemen.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

The Joe Mays & J-Raff Show: Episode 223 - Celebrating 6 Years

The boys are back and celebrate their 6th anniversary by taking listener's questions! They talk Super Bowl 51, concussions, sports media dream jobs, the Dallas Cowboys possibilities in 2017-18, hopes for the Phillies this season, Penn State football recruiting, Nittany Lions wrestling, and more!

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